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Best General Surgeons in London, UK

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Expert in: General Surgery
26 years of experience
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Colorectal Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Vivek Datta is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon based at Guy's and St. Thomas's Foundation Trust. He qualified from the University of London in 1993, before undertaking specialist surgical training. He completed a Fellowship at St Marks University College Hospital, London and a research MD at the Imperial College.

Mr Datta Vivek sees patients with a range of colorectal pathologies. He is particularly interested in rectal bleeding and pain, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, intestinal failure and hernia and emergency general surgery. Mr Vivek also specialises in bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment, colorectal surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

He has a keen interest in research and education, and has co-authored numerous publications in his area of expertise. He is regularly invited to speak at national conferences and lectures, and is on the steering group for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.


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Expert in: General Surgery
32 years of experience
Hepatobiliary surgery , Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Simon Atkinson is a Consultant Pancreaticobiliary and General Surgeon currently based at London Bridge Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College Hospitals. His posts are at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals and private practice is at HCA London Bridge Hospital. His areas of specialism are hepatobiliary and upper GI surgery including gallbladder surgery and gallstones, pancreatic surgery and pancreatic cancer as well as general surgery.

Mr Atkinson completed his medical training at The Royal London Hospital, before undertaking surgical training in the South East Thames region. He went on to train in gastrointestinal surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and pancreaticobiliary at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. He has conducted research into the management of surgical patients on intensive care and nutrition.

As well as specialist services Simon Atkinson offers a general surgical gastrointestinal service to diagnose and treat abdominal pain. As part of his general surgical practice skin and subcutaneous lumps can be diagnosed and treated.

Simon Atkinson offers a range of general surgical services including surgery for all types of hernia both keyhole (laparoscopic) and open, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, surgery to the stomach and duodenum, small intestine and appendicectomy.

Simon' interests outside of surgery are those of a busy family life, squash and evolutionary biology.

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Expert in: General Surgery
22 years of experience

Mr Herbert is a qualified consultant surgeon who graduated from medical school in 1997. He has trained and worked in London and has a sub-specialist interest in renal transplantation and vascular access surgery. 

He has been a consultant since 2013 and is an expert in live donation as well as vascular access, hernia repair and complex abdominal wall repairs. He is lead on transplantation surgical governance and deceases donor transplantation. He also has a PhD in transplant immunology and is interested in a broader patient-centred approach.  


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Expert in: General Surgery
19 years of experience
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Colorectal Surgery , Endocrine Surgery

Mr Amyn Haji is a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Endoscopy and Colorectal Surgery at King’s College London. He has a special interest in minimally invasive Laparoscopic surgery and natural orifice colorectal surgery and he is a specialist in advanced magnification and therapeutic endoscopy.

Mr Haji completed his undergraduate training at the University of Cambridge in 1999 and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010.

Mr Haji has an interest in research and he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. He has a special interest in high-frequency colonoscopy ultrasound for staging colorectal polyps and cancer. He undertook a fellowship in advanced colonoscopy in Japan in 2010 and has since developed his practice of endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection in the treatment of colorectal polyps and advanced endoscopy techniques. Mr Haji also introduced Peroral endoscopic myotomy for Achalasia to the United Kingdom in 2013.



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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 6 specialists
33 years of experience
Vascular Surgery

Professor Mark Whiteley is becoming known as the "Celebrity Veins Doctor" following his highly public treatment of Virgin DJ and Celebrity Chris Evans in November 2019. Using his pioneering techniques for varicose veins and thread veins, Mark has treated many celebrities over the last 20 years. Those who have gone public include Kate Lawler, Ian Hyland, and Eve Cameron. Mark has been featured in Tatler as "Best for veins" for the last 11 years.

Professor Mark Whiteley is a Consultant Venous Surgeon at The Whiteley Clinic and a visiting Professor at The University of Surrey. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and he was the first surgeon to perform endovenous (keyhole) surgery for varicose veins in the UK.

Professor Whiteley opened The Whiteley Clinic in 2003, which is now a network known as The Whiteley Clinic. He has a research and education unit there and his team has won national and international prizes for their advances in venous surgery for leg and pelvic veins. They have also published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Whiteley has been named as the recommended vein surgeon by Tatler for over 11 years. In 2001, he and Judy Holdstock invented the TRLOP technique used for closing incompetent perforating veins. He has also written a book - "Understanding Venous Reflux: The Cause of Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers" and had edited a book with Emma Dabbs "Advances in Phlebology and Venous Surgery Volume 1".

In February 2019 he performed the first microwave treatment of varicose veins in the UK.

In May 2019 he performed the first Echotherapy (Sonovein using HIFU - High Intensity focused ultrasound) treatment of varicose veins in the UK.

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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 4 specialists
12 years of experience

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr is a Consultant Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist with a special interest in walk-in, walk-out surgery for varicose veins. He has over 12 years of experience in treating varicose veins.

Mr Abu-Bakr is a specialist in General Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the International Union of Phlebology, and the European Venous Forum. He is a fellow of the College of Phlebology, UK.

Mr Abu-Bakr completed The Whiteley Clinic training in endovenous ablation of varicose veins and thread veins in 2012. He also trained in glue closure therapy of varicose veins in Sapheon in Germany.

Mr Abu-Bakr has a research interest in varicose veins, endovenous treatment of severe varicose veins, and treatment of venous ulcers.

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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery , Colorectal Surgery , Gastroenterology + 3 more

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is a Consultant General Surgeon who specialises in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. He also works on call to treat surgical emergencies including major trauma Surgery. He trained at St. Mary's hospital and medical school, Imperial College London, the London deanery, and the Royal College of Surgeons England.

His general surgery practice includes laparoscopic surgery for hernias of all kinds, gall bladder surgery and hiatus hernia with anti-reflux surgery, management of conditions such as appendicitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, hernia emergencies and the management of many other conditions that present with abdominal pain.

The weight managment practice includes a full private bariatric multi-disciplinary team assessment and pre- and post surgery support. Weight loss procedures carried out by him and his team include gastric balloons, gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypasses (roux-en-y and mini gastric bypass). All of these care carried out using minimally invasive techniques and the latest surgical techniques and technology. 

As a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College, London in Surgery and Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Mr Purkayastha is at the forefornt of new technologies, techniques and treatments to ehnace patient recovery and personalised treatment pathways. This has included robotic-assisted surgical approaches, digital technologies to enhance surgical procedures and also the assessment of the gut microbiome to help gastrointestinal conditions and weight loss.

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Expert in: General Surgery
44 years of experience
Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery , Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Mr Jan Stanek qualified in 1975 from Oxford University Medical School. He specialises in Plastic surgery and completed 9 years of training in the NHS within the Department of General and Plastic Surgery. Following on from this, in 1987 he set up a private practice and in 1993 he set up a surgical aesthetics clinic, having treated more than 20,000 patients.

His practices offer all aspects of cosmetic surgery and his main specialities include facial cosmetic surgery, facial rejuvenation and endoscopic facial surgery. For over 27 years Mr Stanek has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures allowing him to develop his surgical skills and adding to his overall clinical experience. He is now seen as one of the world’s leading clinicians in Plastic surgery. He currently works at 25 Harley Street and Weymouth Street Hospital.  

Mr Stanek has also shown an interest in teaching and for almost 20 years he has been visiting and teaching at Brno University in the Czech Republic. He has also taught in other universities around the world and has written numerous articles on plastic and cosmetic surgery. Jan Stanek is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS). Jan has also featured in Channel 5 series ‘Plastic Fantastic’ and the Channel 4 series ’10 years younger’.

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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 5 specialists
42 years of experience
Endocrine Surgery , Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Professor Muntzer Mughal is a highly experienced consultant general surgeon, with over 30 years experience, based in London. He is a general surgeon specialising in upper gastrointestinal surgery. He has expertise in surgery for gastroesophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia and reoperation for complications of antireflux surgery and gastroesophageal resection. He also has experience in more complex conditions such as tracheo-oesophageal fistula and in oesophageal reconstruction

Currently practising from his private clinic at the London Digestive Centre on Welbeck Street, he also serves as a consultant surgeon and head of upper GI services along with being an honorary clinical professor in surgery at University College Hospitals London.

Professor Mughal qualified from the Manchester Medical School with an MB ChB in 1977, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1981 and was awarded a ChM by the University of Manchester in 1985. He trained in the North West of England and was appointed Senior Lecturer in University Department of Surgery at Hope Hospital in Salford in 1989. In 1991 he moved to Preston and Chorley as a Consultant Surgeon and was invited to UCLH to be the Head of Upper GI Services in 2011. 


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Expert in: General Surgery
33 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery

Alastair Windsor trained at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Having spent three years in research at the Medical College of Virginia, USA, he returned as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the Academic Surgical Unit at St James’ University Hospital, Leeds.

He has now moved to join the staff as Consultant Surgeon to University College Hospital London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London.

He is considered a leader in the field of colorectal surgery and has a national and international reputation for his clinical practice. He has a particular focus and expertise in inflammatory bowel disease as well as managing complex abdominal wall hernias. He also maintains a busy clinical practice in the broader aspects of colorectal surgery including minimal access surgery or key hole surgery, endoscopy, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease and proctology (haemorrhoids, fistula, fissure etc).

Mr Windosr was included in the Daily Mail's list of top doctors, for his expertise in inflammatory bowel disease. He was also included in Tatler's list of best private doctors.


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What is a General Surgeon?

General surgery refers to a surgeon with a wide variety of surgical skills that can diagnose and treat a wide range of surgical conditions.

When to see a General Surgeon?

You may want to consult a general surgeon if you require surgery such as hernia operations, colon cancer surgery, appendicectomy and breast surgery.

What procedures can you find at a General Surgery clinic?